Are you looking for a more flexible work schedule? Do you want part time work? Do you love being outside? Do you love animals or even have experience working with animals? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then working for a professional pet sitting and dog walking company might be the perfect job for you! Check out these 5 reasons why you should work for a pet sitting and dog walking company and how they could benefit YOU!
1) Flexible Schedule
Times are changing! Many people are leaving their traditional 9 to 5 jobs for something more flexible or part time. Dog walking can give you an extremely flexible work schedule. For example, many dog walking companies need consistent assistance with dog walks or visits during midday times while clients are at work. Midday walks range around 11am to 2pm, which gives you the flexibility in the mornings and evenings.
2) Hands-on Experience with Pets
The best reason to work for a pet sitting and dog walking company is all of the quality time with animals! Imagine all of the cuddles, pets, and kisses you could have on a regular basis. Animals are also a great way to relieve stress and make you feel needed as their caregiver. It is extremely rewarding! Working with a professional pet sitting company can also show you how to properly administer medications and care for pets with special needs, which is a great learning opportunity and skill to have for future pet care. If caring for animals in an independent setting is truly your passion, this is the perfect job for you!
3) Paid Exercise and Time Outside
Working outside is a huge advantage of dog walking, especially in sunny Naples, Florida! Studies have shown that spending time outside can improve your mental and physical health, mood, and overall wellbeing. Not only do you get to enjoy the weather with pups, but you can also get a decent amount of exercise, and get paid for it, too!
4) Covered Under Company Insurance and License
All professional pet sitting and dog walking companies are a licensed company with their state and have pet sitting insurance. This protects YOU should anything happen to client’s pets, homes, or other pets on dog walks. In most cases, insurance is an expense you will not have to worry about since you will be covered under the pet company as an employee or independent contractor. You also do not have to worry about starting a business or getting a license by working FOR a pet sitting company.
5) Competitive compensation, pay raise opportunities, client referral bonuses
Depending on the type of pet sitting and dog walking company, most can offer a competitive percentage or dollar rate per pet service compared to other companies in the area. Some companies even offer a pay raise after a certain time period and bonuses for referring clients! There are always opportunities to make additional income by pet sitting and dog walking.
We are Hiring!
Do you know of any professional pet sitting and dog walking companies hiring near you? Are you ready to start applying after reading about the benefits? Check out Indeed or LinkedIn Jobs to find specific job listings in your area. You can also do a Google search of professional pet sitting companies near you and check out their websites. Heidi & Hope Pet Services is hiring and we would love to have you on our team in the Naples, Florida area! Let us know if you or someone you know would be interested in working with us! Click here to inquire. Happy Walking!